Pc to MBP via USB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by carson1912, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. carson1912 macrumors newbie

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    Got my 1st MBP a few weeks ago and loving it. However one simple question I have is as follows:

    My mate is in a band and I want to put some of his stuff onto iTunes on my mac. Would it work if I gave him a memory stick and he put his recordings from his windows pc onto it and I put it on my mac or is there any problems transferring music from a pc to a mac in this way?
     
  2. Fed macrumors 6502

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    As long as the USB stick is FAT formatted you're fine.

    You start seeing problems when the Windows NTFS is used or Mac Journaled.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    The time of continuous reformatting of discs is pretty much over, any flash drive will work in both straight out of the box, you'll be fine.
     
  4. carson1912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, it's certainly easier than him mailing me the cd versions he has.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you're not physically near each other, DropBox would also be a good option.
     
  6. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. If you both have Dropbox accounts just share a folder. A lot easier then mailing a CD or flash drive.
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    It's like some kind of weird "electronic" mail.
     
  8. carson1912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He's coming to visit me and suggested he could bring a flash drive with his music on it. Just thought that was easier than him bringing cd's
     

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